Phenomenologies of Scripture by Adam Y. WellsPhenomenologies of Scripture by Adam Y. Wells

Phenomenologies of Scripture

EditorAdam Y. Wells

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Phenomenologies of Scripture addresses two increasingly convergent disciplines: philosophy and biblical studies. On the one hand, the recent "theological turn" in phenomenology has established religion as a legitimate area of phenomenological inquiry. If that turn is to be enduringly successful, phenomenology must pay attention to the scriptures on which religious life, practice, and thought are based. On the other hand, biblical studies finds itself in a methodological morass. Contemporary approaches to scripture have raised important questions about the meaning and function of scriptural texts that phenomenology is uniquely positioned to answer: How is the meaning of a text constructed or gleaned? How can the divine be present in human words? Is a scientific approach to the Bible still possible?

Bringing together essays by eight of today's most prominent philosophers of religion with responses by two leading biblical scholars, Phenomenologies of Scripture reestablishes the possibility of fruitful, dialectical exchange between fields that demand to be read together.

Adam Wells is Assistant Professor of Religion at Emory & Henry College.
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Title:Phenomenologies of ScriptureFormat:PaperbackDimensions:224 pagesPublished:May 1, 2017Publisher:Fordham University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0823275566

ISBN - 13:9780823275564

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Table of Contents

I. IntroductionBiblical Criticism and the Phenomenology of ScriptureAdam Y. WellsII. Reading Scripture PhenomenologicallyGod's Word and Human SpeechRobert SokolowskiSketch of a Phenomenological Concept of SacrificeJean-Luc Marion (translated by Stephen Lewis)To Exist Without EnemiesJean-Yves Lacoste (translated by Reuben Glick-Shank)The Manifestation of the Father: On Luke 15: 11-32Kevin HartPhenomenology as Lectio Divina: Jesus and the Woman Caught in AdulteryRobyn HornerSplit Interpretations of a Split I (Romans 7:7-25)Jean-Louis Chrétien (translated by Reuben Glick-Shank)Love and Law According to Paul and Some PhilosophersJeffrey BloechlThe Affects of Unity: Ephesians 4:1-4Emmanuel Housset (translated by Adam Wells)III. ResponsesDwelling in the ThicknessWalter BrueggemannResponseDale B. MartinAcknowledgmentsList of ContributorsIndex

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Phenomenologies of Scripture draws the reader into the biblical text through close readings that often reveal sparkling new insights and open up depths previously unplumbed. One does not have to be a trained phenomenologist to benefit from these riches. Time spent with this volume will be amply repaid.